BURUNDI: What’s behind the rampant killings as the country heads to 2020 Election?

The government of Burundi’s disregard of human rights and critics leaves little room for the international community to navigate the complex humanitarian situation. Over this week there are multiple cases of disappearances and killings of perceived opponents for the Government of Burundi. The fighting is thought to be tied to the country’s upcoming election since … Continue reading BURUNDI: What’s behind the rampant killings as the country heads to 2020 Election?

BURUNDI: is the next President, Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye likely to succeed in bringing about real change?

As Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye is elected as CNDD-FDD party flag bearer, what is the likely chance that the new President will succeed in bringing about real change and making progress in the fight against poverty, corruption and normalization of relations with neighboring countries? It is no doubt that CNDD-FDD flag bearer will win the country's … Continue reading BURUNDI: is the next President, Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye likely to succeed in bringing about real change?

Pierre Nkurunziza, a Thorn in the Flesh for Burundi’s Long-awaited Stability

Burundi is barrelling towards a crisis as it nears 2020 elections. Many Burundians and external actors are infuriated and justifiably so by Pierre Nkurunziza’s actions and failure to bring peace in Burundi or make headway on army reform and delimitation over years.  Nkurunziza’s intransigence stands in stark contrast to the desperation of   Burundians to find … Continue reading Pierre Nkurunziza, a Thorn in the Flesh for Burundi’s Long-awaited Stability

Fear and Tension as Tanzania wants to send back Burundian refugees

On 27 August 2019, Tanzania announced it would send back all Burundian refugees on its soil from 1st October, saying it was working with the UN to secure their return. However, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a statement that insisted any returnees should go home voluntarily. According to Tanzanian government figures, over … Continue reading Fear and Tension as Tanzania wants to send back Burundian refugees

BURUNDI CONTROVERSY: Imbonerakure Day, Two Images for The Same Development Speech

On 17 August 2019, “Imbonerakure Day” was celebrated in Bujumbura, the commercial capital of Burundi." Imbonerakure Day ”was an opportunity for the ruling party to say that its youth or – militia for its detractors – is a pillar of development.  In Ngozi, the Imbonerakure exhibited the fruit of their harvest. Indecency or simple propaganda? On the next … Continue reading BURUNDI CONTROVERSY: Imbonerakure Day, Two Images for The Same Development Speech

The arrest of “Major” Nsabimana aka Sankara sends shock waves to President Museveni and his associates

Following the arrest of the self-proclaimed Major Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara who claimed to be the leader of the so called National Forces for Liberation (FLN) of Rwanda; Ugandan government officials are in deep panic fearing that details regarding their evil plans to disrupt Rwanda’s security have been revealed. Equally in panic are members of … Continue reading The arrest of “Major” Nsabimana aka Sankara sends shock waves to President Museveni and his associates

As crisis escalates, Burundi continues pushing to be admitted as member of SADC

The 37th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) which was held in Pretoria, South Africa on 19th and 20th August 2017 declined Burundi’s request to join the Community and indicated that the assessment of Burundi to be admitted remains work in progress. It is obvious … Continue reading As crisis escalates, Burundi continues pushing to be admitted as member of SADC

Callixte Sankara arrested, who is the next ?

The Self-styled Major Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara who claimed to be the leader of an armed group called National Liberation Forces (FLN) was arrested, as confirmed by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) and is expected before court soon. Self-Proclaimed Major Nsabimana Callixte Sankara Nsabimana Calixte a.k.a Sankara was born in 1982 in Rwabicuma, Nyanza district. He … Continue reading Callixte Sankara arrested, who is the next ?

Burundi hands over Rwandan rebels

On 29 April 2019 in the afternoon Cibitoke Police in collaboration with Burundi administration, the representative of Burundi Intelligence Services – Service National de Renseignement (SNR) from Bujumbura in the presence of a delegation of International Conference on the Great Lakes Region/ Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (ICGLR/EJVM) surrendered to the Rwandan authorities on their border … Continue reading Burundi hands over Rwandan rebels

OPEN SECRET: Plans by President Nkurunziza to stay in power beyond 2020

Sources within the Burundian presidency have revealed to The Great Lakes Eye that President Nkurunziza intends to exploit the current political and economic crisis in Burundi to remain in power beyond 2020. To confirm Nkurunziza’s unwillingness to organize elections, his government has been collecting funds from poor peasants purportedly to supplement elections budget but reliable … Continue reading OPEN SECRET: Plans by President Nkurunziza to stay in power beyond 2020